Flint is a traditional manufacturing hub in the heart of mid-Michigan, northwest of Detroit. It is the historic birthplace of General Motors, which once employed 80,000 people in the city and, with 7,500 workers, remains by far its largest employer. The city is home to a campus of the University of Michigan as well as to Kettering University, known for producing top-flight automotive engineers. Today, though GM remains No. 1, nine of the top 10 employers in the county are in health care, banking or the public sector. The community has outstanding workforce development resources and knowledgeable, engaged and helpful economic development organizations working on its behalf. Economic development incentive programs are well-funded and broadly available, especially for employers who meet performance-based targets such as job creation.
For Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics information about the Flint economy, please click here.
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce also has valuable information about the market, as well as an economic development team that can help you evaluate an investment, including access to potential incentives. To visit the Chamber's website, please click here.